Sweeney Leads the Way in North Carolina

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
APRIL 16, 2011

April 16, 2011

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Oklahoma senior Chris Sweeney led the way for a group of Oklahoma men’s distance runners in action Saturday at the Kent Taylor - Joe Hilton North Carolina Invitational. Sweeney took third in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:51.22 in individual season-opening action for many. Sweeney was the top collegiate finisher in the event and was less than a second off the winning time.

Rob Sorrell was fourth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:26.72, his second-best time of the season behind the 9:11.11 run at the Stanford Invitational on March 25.

Jacob Boone led a group of seven Oklahoma runners in the 1,500-meter run, clocking a time of 3:47.27, which is the fourth-best time in the Big 12 this season.

Oklahoma Final Results:
Men’s 800-Meter Run: 3. Chris Sweeney 1:51.22
Men’s 1,500-Meter Run: 9. Jacob Boone 3:47.27; 13. Alex Muntefering 3:48.39; 14. Bill Kogel 3:48.55; 15. Kevin Williams 3:48.80; 16. George Alex 3:49.05; 23. Ross Larimer 3:52.39; 34. Kevin Schwab 4:01.06
Men’s 3,000-Meter Steeplechase: 4. Rob Sorrell 9:26.72



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